I am a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, UK. My main research interest is in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction, sound and haptics and gestures. I have done a lot of research into Earcons, a particular form of non-speech sounds. I did my degree in Computer Science at the University of Herfordshire in the UK. After a period in industry I did my PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of York in the UK with Dr Alistair Edwards. The title of my thesis was "Providing a structured method for integrating non-speech audio into human-computer interfaces". That is where I developed my interests in Earcons and non-speech sound. If you go to my publications list you can get a copy of my thesis, should you want one. After finishing my PhD I worked as a research fellow for the European Union as part of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). From September, 1994 - March, 1995 I worked at VTT Information Technology in Helsinki, Finland. I then worked at SINTEF DELAB in Trondheim, Norway.